Registration appointment times are assigned per classification/earned hours:
Classification (earned hours)
|1st (early)||Graduate students and any eligible, qualifying students*|
|2nd||Seniors and Freshmen|
* "Early" or "Priority" registration is reserved only for graduate students as well as any student that has a non-flexible time commitment to the University. Athletes, student Veterans, students registered with Disability Services, Honors students, and tour guides are considered eligible for early/priority registration as those students have a non-flexible time commitment to the University.
Registering for Classes
Your course registration is so important to you and to us, and we want to make sure you have the best experience possible! We know that registering for classes can be overwhelming and tricky, but we have tools to help make this process easier! Scroll through this page for steps on how to register for classes online, how to interpret registration holds, and how to troubleshoot registration errors.
How to Register Online
Before you can register, you must have met with your advisor, received an advisement sheet, and determined the 5-digit Course Registration Numbers (CRNs) for your classes. Your advisor will tell you your registration time and give you your Alternate PIN. You can log on and register on or after your appointment time only.
- Step 1 | Advisement
As a newly admitted student to Tennessee Tech, you may be required to complete new student orientation as part of your enrollment process for your first semester on campus. Orientation provides new students information about their program of study (including advisement & registration), campus resources, student life, and career development opportunities. Additionally, you will be able to meet other Tech students to learn more about your major and curricular & co-curricular opportunities for students. For more information about orientation and preparing for your first semester on campus, visit the Office of New Student & Family Programs website.
After your first advisement session and during your first semester on campus, you will be assigned an academic advisor. Your academic advisor (either a professional or faculty advisor) will contact you to schedule an advisement appointment once the advisement period begins for the upcoming semester. Current students will use TechConnect to schedule an appointment with their academic advisor unless otherwise instructed by the academic department or their academic advisor. Before you meet with your academic advisor, please review our "Before Advisement Checklist" that can be accessed by clicking the link below.
- Step 2 | Log into Eagle Online
Steps to Login and Enter Your Pin
- Click "Eagle" in your TechExpress account.
- Click "Student."
- Click "Registration" then click on "Add or Drop Classes." Select the term and click "Submit."
- Enter your 6-digit Alternate PIN and click "SUBMIT". This is required every time you access the add/drop menu until you have successfully registered for courses. After you are registered for courses, if you need to make an adjustment and can't find/remember your Alternate PIN, you can view it via the link "View Registration Times ..." You must select the term first, since this information is term dependent.
- What do I do if I forgot or lost my alternate pin?
If you meet with your advisor and receive an alternate pin number, but misplace it or otherwise are not able to recall your alternate pin number, you have a couple of options:
- If you have already registered for a course or courses, your Eagle Online account will retain the pin once registration occurs for a term, which both you and the Registration Office will have access to at that time. You can retrieve the pin by going to Student, Registration, then click View Registration Times, Advisor, Campus Box, Confirmation Information.
- If you have already registered, but were purged from your classes, your pin is also purged at that time. You will need to contact your advisor or the Registration Office.
- If you have not already registered, you will need to get in contact with your advisor for your alternate pin. The Registration Office will not be able to give you your alternate pin unless you have registered and it is retained within Eagle Online.
- What do I do if I enter the wrong alternate pin too many times?
No worries, it happens! If you enter the incorrect alternate pin too many times and it locks the system, it will reset every 15 minutes. So, if you get locked out, just retry after a little while. If you still keep getting the error, and feel like you might have been given the wrong pin, contact your advisor to verify the pin is correct. If all else fails, contact the Registration Office.
- Step 3 | Adding and Dropping Classes
Adding (and Dropping) Classes
- adding (Schedule Planner)
- adding (Eagle Online)
- dropping classes online
- add/dropping with paper form
- university withdrawal
To add courses with College Scheduler, click the link below for instructions:
To add a class via Eagle Online follow these instructions:
- Once you choose “Add or Drop Classes”, you need to select the term for which you are adding classes.
- Click “Submit”.
- Enter the 6-digit Alternate PIN and click "Submit." (This is required every time you access the "Add or Drop Classes" link. If you've forgotten your Alternate PIN, see above.)
- On the "Add class" table, enter the 5-digit CRN for each class.
- Click “Submit Changes ” to add these classes.
Note: To see what classes are offered and to find each course's unique 5-digit CRN, you click on the "Select Box" to left of the CRN and scroll to the bottom of the screen and select either "Register" (this will take you back to Add and Drop and register you for the course) or "Add to Worksheet" (which works if you need to add several courses) and click on "Submit Changes."
Classes can be added online during open registration through the first week of class. After that, the Add/Drop form must be completed.
Click on the drop-down box next to the course to be dropped, and click on the drop action and then click on "Submit Changes."
Once enrolled, the student may not drop Freshman English (ENGL1010/1020) without first contacting the English Department; Academic Development Program course work can not be dropped without contacting the Learning Support Department.
Classes can be dropped online during open registration through the second week of classes. After that, the Add/Drop form must be completed. Click the link below for the form:
Are any of the classes you need already full?
Check out your options with Waitlist! Waitlist will allow you to grab the next seat in line in case a spot opens up in a section you want. Click below for more information.
Needing to drop all of your classes?
Anytime you drop to zero credit hours, you'll actually need to complete a University Withdrawal once classes start or up to the week prior to the start of classes. Click below for more information.
- Step 4 | Verifying Class Schedule
Review Your Schedule
If you encountered any errors while enrolling in a course (such as “the selected class is full,” “overlapping time schedule," “invalid CRN,” etc), these messages will be displayed. You can then enter another CRN or drop classes to correct these errors.
- Step 5 | Confirming Your Schedule
Please visit the Bursar's Office for detailed instructions on confirming your class schedule.
A student may not have finalized all University requirements which results in a registration hold. This “hold” locks the registration process and the student is required to report to the appropriate office before registering to have the hold removed. A student may view their registration holds, if any, by accessing the Registration Status under the Registration Menu on Eagle Online. The hold will list a brief description regarding the hold as well as the issuing department so the student will know who to contact for further information.
- Academic Advisor Hold
This HOLD is applied by your academic advisor or advising department for your major. Students with this Hold on their account should setup a meeting with their academic advisor to determine more information regarding the placement of this Hold on their account. To contact your academic advisor, login to TechConnect (https://techconnect.campus.eab.com/) located the "Your Success Team" section on the student home screen. Note: If you do not see an advisor assigned to you, please contact the Student Success Center of your major’s college – www.tntech.edu/ssc.
- Athlete Holds
For students who are athletes and are not permitted to drop below 12 credit hours.
Contact your Athletic Academic Advisor: 931.372.3943 | Roaden University Center | 235
- College/High School Transcript Hold
For students who need to submit an official high school or college transcript from a previous college or another institution in which transfer credit was earned.
Contact the Office of Admissions: 931.372.3888 | Jere Whitson Building | 208
- Compete New Student Orientation Hold
This HOLD is applied by the Office of New Student & Family Programs to newly admitted students’ account regarding the required completion of new student orientation. For more information on how to complete your new student orientation program, visit www.tntech.edu/nsfp/orientation/hold.php or contact email@example.com.
- Contact Accounts Receivable/Check Student Account Balance Hold
For students who owe a balance to the University.
Contact the Business Office: 1.800.416.0151 | Derryberry Hall
- Dean of Students Hold
For students who need to meet with the Dean of Students.
Contact Dean of Students: 931.372.3123 | Roaden University Center | 122
Graduation Term Hold
- Graduation Term Hold
For students who have applied for graduation for the upcoming semester and who have anticipated registration changes.
Contact the Graduation Office (Academic Services): 931.372.3543 | Jere Whitson Building | 315
- International Student Hold
International students who are here on certain visa types are not able to drop below 12 hours. To prevent students from dropping below their hours and jeopardizing the status of their immigration, they have to have permission from the International Office to drop below 12 hours.
Contact International Office: 931.372.3634 | Derryberry Hall
- Mailing Address Hold
For students who have had mail returned to the University for an outdated mailing address. Update your address in Eagle Online, and contact Registration to notify address has been updated. Registration: 931.372.3966 | Jere Whitson Building | 221
- Pre-Enrollment Hold
The Pre-Enroll HOLD may be applied to newly admitted freshman students’ accounts ahead of attending the freshman orientation (SOAR) program. The student’s advisor will apply this Hold and release it once the student has attended freshman orientation. For questions regarding this Hold, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Residential Life Hold
For students who need to satisfy housing requirements.
Contact Residential Life: 931.372.3414 | M.S. Cooper Hall | 217
- Selective Service Hold
For students who are newly admitted, between the ages of 18-25 who are citizens and not veterans, and have not yet registered for Selective Service. To register for Selective Service, simply go to www.sss.gov and submit your confirmation to the Registration Office.
Contact the Office of the Registrar: 931.372.3966 | Jere Whitson Building | 221
- Class Restriction
Some courses have special class restrictions. You may contact the course department for assistance.
- Closed Class Error
A closed class error occurs when you attempt to register for a class that already has a maximum number of students enrolled. If you attempt to register for a closed class, you will receive this error on your registration worksheet. You may contact the course department for assistance.
- Corequisite Error
If you get this error, it means you are required to take another course with the one you are registering for at the time. This error is reserved for classes that must be taken together during the same semester. Departmental approval must be received to override this requirement.
- Departmental Permission
These courses require permission from the department before registering for the course. You may contact the course department for assistance.
- Duplicate Course Restriction Error
A duplicate course restriction error occurs when a student attempts to register for a course for which you are already enrolled.
- Immunization Information
If you still have outstanding immunization requirements (proof of your immunization), you will not be allowed to register for more than 11.999 hours of classes (undergraduate) or 8.999 hours (graduate) and you will receive this message on your registration worksheet. Please give this information to Campus Health Services (931-372-3320) or email Healthservices@tntech.edu.
- Invalid CRN Error
An invalid CRN error occurs when you enter a CRN that has been deleted or does not exist.
- Level Restriction Error
A level restriction error occurs when an undergraduate student attempts to register for a graduate course. If the student is a senior, permission may be granted by submitting a Graduate Course for Undergraduate or Graduate Credit form.
- Link Error
A link error occurs when you attempt to register for a class that requires an accompanying lab or an accompanying section of another course (i.e. Biology or Chemistry, both of which require an accompanying lab). The LI in this particular screen shot could be a different letter or number (A1, A2, L2, L5, etc…) depending on the department codes. All link errors essentially require an accompanying class.
The method to get around this error is to register for both the course and the lab at the same time on the same worksheet. Adding these classes to the worksheet together, will not result in a Link Error. Adding one without the other ends with a resulting Link Error.
- Major Restriction Error
If you attempt to register for a course that is prohibited because you are not the correct major, you will receive this error.
- Maximum Hours Exceeded
Undergraduate students who need to take over 20 hours must complete an Overload Permit Card, available on the web: https://tntech.edu/em/records/forms
Graduate students who need to take over 15 hours must contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research for approval.
- Prerequisite Error
If you attempt to register for a class that requires a prerequisite class (a class required previous to taking a certain class) and you have not received credit for the required class, you will encounter a prerequisite error. If you feel as though you should qualify to take the course, you may seek assistance from the department. To remedy a prerequisite error, first take the required course. If you do not make the required grade in the prerequisite course, it may be dropped from your schedule for the next term.
- Repeat Grade Restriction Error
If you attempt to register for a class in which you have already taken and received a grade of an A or B, you will get this error. University policy states that a student cannot take a course in which you have already received an A or a B. If you need to retake one of these courses, you must file a Request to Repeat a B or Better form that can be found on the Records web page under the link forms.
- Test Score Error
SAT and/or ACT determine whether or not you may register for certain courses.
- Time Conflict Error
A time conflict error results when you attempt to register for a course at which the meeting time overlaps another course in which you are currently enrolled.